What does the word overpower mean?

Usage examples for overpower

  1. " But do not let the suggestions of timidity overpower your better reason; the danger of neglect can be but as the probability of the obligation, which, when you consider it with freedom, you find very little, and that little growing every day less. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  2. That the object with which the Test Act had been framed and supported was rather political than religious is notorious; indeed, it was supported by the Protestant Dissenters, though they themselves were to suffer by its operation, so greatly at that time did the dread of Popery and the French King overpower every other consideration. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  3. But throughout a walk along the Appian Way, the one great Christian interest of this world- famous road, will, to the Christian visitor, overpower all others. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare